An event to remember on December 16 at Hotel Taj MG Road Bengaluru concluded with the crème de la crème of the South Realty coming together.
The event was Powered by - Stallion Universal Pvt. Ltd., Co-powered by - Sattva Group, Session Partner was - 315 Work Avenue, Event Associate Partners were - FLOW, VCITI, and The Ground Water Company, and Technology Partners were - Prop VR and Totality.
The Realty+ Conclave set the ball rolling for the day with some thought provoking sessions on most topical issues of the region.
The First Panel Discussion with the eminent line-up of speakers sharing their views on the Indian Realty in Rear-view: Good Bad And What’s Next. The session was moderated by - Arpit Mehrotra, Managing Director, Bengaluru & Head of Flex, India, Colliers. The eminent speakers included Ashwinder R Singh, CEO- Residential, Bhartiya City, Bhaskar T. Nagendrappa, Co-Founder & Jt MD, Habitat Ventures, President - CREDAI Bengaluru, Farook Mahmood, CMD, Silverline Realty Pvt. Ltd, and Madhusudhan G., CMD, Sumadhura Infracon Pvt. Ltd. They were of the opinion that this year was challenging for the Indian Real-Estate Industry where the input cost went up but in the last two quarters it has come down drastically. They were optimistic about the real estate for the next year. They felt people are looking forward to a good next year.
The Second Panel Discussion Office Real Estate at Cusp: Hybrid v/s Back to Work saw some renowned panelists like Ramita Arora, Managing Director- Cushman & Wakefield Bengaluru, moderating the session joined by the distinguished panel of speakers comprising Juggy Marwah, CEO, Prestige Office Ventures, Manas Mehrotra, Founder and MD, 315Work Avenue, Pravin Bachhav – Country Head, CRE India Operations, Stallion Universal India Pvt Ltd., Ravi Ahuja, COO- Commercial, Brigade Group, Ravindra Pai, MD, Century Real Estate Holdings Pvt Ltd., Vivek K Chandy, Joint Managing Partner, J. Sagar Associates. They were of the view that it is not going to completely work from home or work online. Flex will be an important part. Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities we need to watch out for. It may be a short-term play but it needs to be seen how to make it a long-term play where there has to be an investment in infrastructure both on the physical and social side and seeking talent in a smaller location.
The third Panel Discussion focused on Finance & Funding: Redefining Real Estate Investments and had experts, such as Prashant Gooty, Head - Bangalore & Associate Executive Director, Land & Capital Markets, CBRE India, the moderator. The panelist comprised of Abhijit Banerjee, Co-Founder, Upwisery, Jai Baid, CEO, VCiti, Mallanna Sasalu, COO, Provident Housing Ltd and Srinivasan Gopalan, Chairman, ArisUnitern Pvt Ltd & Co-Founder, ArisInfra Solutions Pvt Ltd. They spoke about the importance of financing cost of the project. Inventory Financing, a Loan for real estate developers and expressed optimism that capital is getting cheaper and while the capital is available, there is dearth of organized, professional and financially stable developers in the industry.
The Panel Discussions were followed by Fireside Chats. The first one on Digital Marketing: The Key Driving Forces In 2023 was moderated by Vyoma Pandit, Co-Founder, Flow Realty. The speakers were, Srinath Kandala - Co-Founder – PropVR, Avinash Suresh, COO, Arvind Smart Spaces Ltd, Azaan Feroz Sait, Founder, Safina Ventures & Founder & Chief Happiness Officer -The Hub, Srinivasan Subramanian, Executive Director, Koncept Ambience and Vishesh Kaul, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Prestige Group. They concluded that content becomes important every year in terms of digital market spends. AI will help to focus on the right audiences with minimum digital spending going forward. They advised against short content or bombarding people with cold calls and favoured ethical marketing.
The Second Fireside Chat was on ESG & Real Estate: Smart & Sustainable Business had Vinitha Kannambroth, IFM Head South Region, Embassy Services Pvt Ltd.as the moderator. The eminent speakers were Jagdish Balaram, Head - Netzero Consulting Division, The Groundwater Company, Jiji Thomas, Head – Operations, Nucleus Office Parks, K Raman, Director - Market Development, GBCI, and Niranjan Khatri, Founder i-Sambhav. ESG should start with every individual, every household or organization, and every human on this planet earth because we have only one planet was their closing remarks.
.The day concluded with the most awaited segment of Realty+ Excellence Awards. The evening began with a special address by Guest of Honor - Aravind Limbavalli, Former Minister Govt of Karnataka, MLA, Mahadevapura Constituency who said Bengaluru is developing horizontally with many new developments happening in that area. He emphasized upon having gated community projects and stressed upon developers not encroaching upon public utilities that leads to disasters such as recent flooding that Bengaluru city witnessed. He also stated that technology is becoming an integral part of sustainable development.
The Scroll of Honour was presented by Realty+ to Anand Malligawad, Lake Conservationist to recognize his contribution to the environment and the sustainability. He said Bengaluru is brighter on the local map because of Vishwakarma people present in the real sector. He shared that people mindsets have to change, to preserve the water bodies in a holistic way and not just by beautification of lakes that are even more detrimental to the nature when not done properly. He advised that instead of relying on the government people and communities should come together to make the city green and eco-friendly.
The Awards were presented in various categories for organizations and individuals. The winners were -
Residential Project of the Year Award - Asset Homes Pvt. Ltd For Asset Rangoli
And Morphogenesis For Gran Carmen
Award for the Iconic Project of the Year - The Phoenix Mills Limited For Phoenix Kessaku
Commercial Project of the Year - Sattva Group For Sattva Knowledge City
Affordable Housing Project Of The Year - BCD Group For BCD Emprasa
Luxury Project Of The Year - The Phoenix Mills Limited For Phoenix One Bangalore West
Industrial/Warehousing Project Of The Year - GMR Group FOR GMR Industrial Park, Aerocity Hyderabad And Sumadhura Infracon Pvt. Ltd For Sumadhura Logistics Park
Themed Project of the Year - Arvind Smartspaces Limited For Arvind Oasis And Bricks And Milestones for Wonderwalls
Most Popular Project of the Year - Sumadhura Infracon Pvt. Ltd. For Folium
Budget Housing Project of The Year - Shriram Properties Ltd For 107 Southeast
Real Estate Destination of the Year - Provident Housing Limited For Provident Park Square
Plotted Development of the Year - Vaishnavi Group For Vaishnavi Life
Best Selling Project of the Year - Goyal & Co Hariyana Group For Orchid Piccadilly
Mid-Segment Project of the Year - CASAGRAND For CASAGRAND Hazen And Provident Housing Limited For Provident Sunworth City
Ultra-Luxury-Lifestyle Project of the Year - Adarsh Developers for Adarsh Stratuss
IT Park Project of the Year - Featherlite Developers For The Address
Design Project of the Year - Zyeta For TDCX, Hyderabad
Villa Project of the Year - Pacifica Companies For Aurum Villa Phase 2 And Sterling Developers For Sterling Villa Grande
Senior Living Housing Project of the Year - Builtech For Ananta Living
Residential Complex of the Year - Puravankara Limited For Purva Zenium
Developer of the Year – Residential - Urban Tree Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd
Winner of the Category Developer of the Year – Commercial - Sattva Group
Excellence in Delivery - Vaishnavi Group
Excellence in Customer Service - Century Real Estate
Fastest Growing Realty Brand of the Year - Arvind Smartspaces Limited And CASAGRAND
Marketer of the year - Flow Realty
Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year - Brigade Group For Brigade Showcase
Innovative Marketing Concept of the Year - Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate For Parkwest 2.0
Integrated Brand Campaign of the Year - Shriram Properties Ltd for Shriram Mega Value Month
Recognising the Consumer Connect Initiative of the Year - Brigade Group for Here4you
Print Campaign of the Year - Insomniacs Digital Pvt. Ltd. For Sterling Villa Grande
Interior Design Firm of the Year - DSP Design Associates
Luxury Interiors of the Year - The Karighars For Nikoo Homes
Best Interior Design – Retail - Spectra Constructions Pvt. Ltd. For Lvng Design Studio At Spectra One
Best Interior Design – Commercial - Space Matrix Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd. For Licious
Architectural Firm of the Year - Urban Frame Pvt. Ltd
Architect of the Year - Architect Chandra Shekar, Principal Architect, And CEO Genesis Planners Pvt. Ltd
Architectural Design of the Year – Residential - Genesis Planners Pvt. Ltd For Jayabheri The Peak
Architectural Design of the Year – Commercial - Ponni & Oscar Architects for APIIC, OFFICE TOWER
Architectural Design of the Year – Institutional - Ponni & Oscar Architects For Integrated Academic Facility, SASTRA University
Best in Sustainable Design Architect of the Year - Genesis Planners Pvt. Ltd
PropTech APP of the Year - Insomniacs Digital Pvt. Ltd. For My Prestige App
PropTech Realty Firm of the Year - VCITI
PropTech Start-Up of the Year - Constra By Huviair
Proptech CXO Of The Year - Jai Baid, MD & CEO, Vciti
Co-Working Firm for Managed Spaces - Smartworks Co-Working Spaces Pvt. Ltd
Co-working Design Innovation of the Year - 315 Work Avenue
Co-working Space Design of the Year - ZYETA FOR 2GETHR
Project/Construction Management Firm of the Year - Colliers India
Property Consultant of the Year - FLOW REALTY
CSR Excellence Award - Capitaland Investment India For Capitaland Hope Schools
CXO of the Year Awards - Kiran Reddy, Founder & CEO, Bricks And Milestones
Young Leader of the Year - Aryaman Vir, Founder And CEO, Myre Capital
Young Achiever of the Year - R. Nithin Rajan, Director, Builtech